Philadelphia. 1865. 144pp. plus four hand-colored plates. 12mo. Publisher's brown embossed cloth, spine gilt. Some rubbing and edge wear. Minor foxing, a few leaves tanned, a couple corner tears. Good. Item #WRCAM50945
The first American edition of this Ballantyne juvenile. The plates show Arctic explorers fighting a polar bear, a ship stuck in deep ice, a man on a walrus hunt, and a scene amidst an Eskimo village. Scarce, with only a dozen total copies in OCLC.